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The Legend of Mick Dodge is a reality docu-series that follows the day to day activities of Mick Dodge. Mick, also known as the "the Barefoot Sensei", walked away from modern society twenty-five years ago to live in the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. The show demonstrates how this fun loving character lives truly off of the land, and the adventures he finds himself into from one day to the next.

The life Mr. Dodge lives is so foreign from the life that most people live that it could be considered educational. From how he finds and gathers food to where he makes his shelter. A pinecone may not seem like much to you, but to Mick that can serve as a toothbrush. A mushroom with a concaved cap can become a drinking fountain.

The show uses a narrator to help move the story along, but it's Mick's enthusiasm and love of nature that is the focus of the series. He is a man that seems to have found peace and happiness living in the wilderness like our ancestors did millennia ago. The show offers a glimpse into a world few of us will ever know.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
3 Seasons, 32 Episodes
January 7, 2014
Reality
7.0/10
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The Legend of Mick Dodge Full Episode Guide

  • Mick prepares to travel to the wedding of his friend Shay, whom he considers family.

  • Following in the tradition of early tribal games and the Greek Olympiad, Mick and his friends of the forest compete in their annual Olympic Mountain Games. With each member carefully selected for their specialized skills, the teams undertake three separate challenges that will push them to their limits, testing their strength, agility and teamwork. Going head-to-head, one team will fight their way to the top and reign as this year's champion.

  • Every year, Mick marks the changing season with a gathering known as the Autumn Harvest. Bringing his fellow forest dwellers together for a feast, Mick takes this opportunity to celebrate brotherhood and the abundance the forest provides. But first, Mick and his friends must utilize their primal skills and resources, in hopes of hunting and gathering enough food from the Hoh for this season's main event.

  • Over the course of his decades spent in the wild, Mick Dodge has discovered unusual remedies in the least likely of places- the kind of tricks that can heal him and alleviate pain in times of need. But when none of his natural methods are able to diminish the crippling pain of a toothache for long, Mick decides it's time for drastic measures and seeks help from a source he hasn't tapped into in decades.

  • Since Mick Dodge left the modern world behind, he's stashed his belongings all over the Washington wilderness. Now, Mick is relocating hidden stashes to a central forest base camp in preparation for winter.

  • Now that's it's berry season Mick is ready to brew the Dodge Family Forest Wine. Based on a secret recipe created by Mick's great grandfather, it's a special concoction his family has produced for generations.

  • On Holiday weekends in the Washington wilderness, Mick Dodge typically goes into hiding, fleeing the flood of tourists that descend on the forest. However, the Fourth of July he is forced to stand guard, keep watch and protect the Hoh Rainforest.

  • With Mick's oldest friend's 65th birthday just a week away, Mick rallies the troops to make his dreams come true.

  • In the Hoh Rainforest, a full moon is on the rise - and this one won't be like most. Nicknamed the super moon, its orbit will bring it closer to Earth than usual...presenting a slew of opportunities for Mick Dodge. Traveling through the night, Mick aims to reach a secret cove by sunrise, where extreme high tides brought on by the super moon could deliver a seafood harvest.

  • In the third season premiere, Mick Dodge seeks help from a Makah medicine woman to help him with his aches and pains.

  • In this special episode, Mick Dodge embarks on his annual migration to a cave close to the ocean, where he can take refuge during the tough winter. But he must move 150 pounds of gear to the opposite side of the Hoh River before he can reach the safety of his underground shelter.

  • In the aftermath of a storm, high water often sweeps debris onto riverbanks, leaving treasure for those who know where to look, an opportunity Mick can't pass up.

  • Though Mick thrives in the wild, he's craving some creature comforts. To satisfy them, he heads into town and hopes to get in and out undetected.

  • Mick Dodge takes on a new student, Dave, who wants to see the forest through Mick's eyes and to reboot, refresh and reconnect with his primal instincts. Mick's lessons don't involve any text books or maps. For Dave, it's time to sink or swim.

  • Feeling hungry Mick visits his stash and discovers that he is nearly out of supplies.

  • When a routine river crossing goes wrong Mick loses all of his gear--including his clothes. Though he often dons his birthday suit just for fun, frigid temperatures send him on a mission to replace his lost leathers.

  • With each changing season in the Hoh Rainforest comes new opportunity. Mick sets out for his favorite springtime ritual, an annual journey to a hidden maple grove to harvest sap straight from the tree.

  • Mick helps a friend catch hunters trespassing on his property.

  • In the second season premiere, Mick visits a close friend after the winter and receives his grandfather's journal.

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